of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
September 27, 2000
Members Present: Cain (MATH), Eiselt (for Ram - CoC), Evans
(Student), Hughes (ECE), Kingsley (PubP), McIver (REG), McMath (Provost),
Sankar (AE), Schnieder (DCOM), Shelton (ME), Uhlik (CoA), Wills (ECE)
Visitors: Disabatino (ODOS)
- A motion was made to approve
the minutes of the July 12, 2000, July 19, 2000, August 2, 2000 and August
25, 2000, as corrected. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
- A motion was made to elect
Scott Wills as Vice Chair of the Committee for 2000-2001. The motion was
seconded and approved. Unanimous.
- Bob McMath discussed the
Board of Regents' requirement to review our General Education requirements
and establish a plan for assessment. Joe Hughes said that the IUCC should
be responsible for the assessment portion of the requirement and suggested
that an ad-hoc committee be created that would develop a plan for
assessment. The composition of the committee should be:
One member from Social Science
One member from Humanities
Two members from Math/Science
Three members from
Two student members (Freshman and Senior)
Joseph Hoey (ex-officio)
One member from IUCC (ex-officio) Scott Wills
The charge of the committee is:
Review and Update General Education outcomes
Define a plan for assessment of outcomes
Make recommendation as to whether the committee
should be made permanent
Final report available March 2001 for April
Academic Senate meeting.
A motion was made to approve the recommendation for
the ad-hoc committee. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous. Hughes
and McMath will work with Joseph Hoey to initiate the committee activity.
- The Board of Regents requires
an assessment of degree programs every seven years. The Statues and Bylaws
of Georgia Tech charge the IUCC to review major curricula every five
years. Joe Hughes suggested that the IUCC review could be integrated with
the degree program review. Hughes will meet with Joseph Hoey to determine
what information needs to be sent to the departments so that the
curriculum review can be included with the assessment and will report back
to the IUCC.
- A discussion of Kent
Barefield's memo concerning the Studies Abroad Committee was held. It was
suggested that the Studies Abroad committee function as an ad-hoc
committee of the IUCC this year with two members from the IUCC, and then
make it a standing sub-committee of the IUCC in the future. A concern was
expressed that the members elected to the committee not all be associated
with a studies abroad program. Joe Hughes will meet with Bob McMath,
Harvey Charles and Kent Barefield to determine recommendations for the
- A discussion was held
concerning the size of the IUCC in light of the workload of the committee.
The idea of secondary assignments was discussed and the committee felt
that this would be one way to manage the responsibilities.
A motion was made to add to the committee a Dean of
Students representative as a non-voting, ex-officio member. Motion was seconded
and approved. Unanimous.
M. Jo McIver